Originally Posted by trsundstrom
too many thefts from exchanges,
This argument always confuses me.
Nobody has had their dollars stolen, physical or electronic, before?
Credit cards, debit cards, bank accounts, cash? I receive phishing emails and of particular lately, phone texts and messages, several times a month.
Just last year several banks were hacked with losses in the nine figure range across thousands of individual accounts.
The few notable bitcoin thefts where/are highly publicized. The risk seems inflated for that reason. It takes much much more for other more conventional electronic means of transfering currency theft to be news worthy and it is so common that it hardly creates much buzz.